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Politics

Appreciation

George McGovern’s indelible mark on Massachusetts politics

“Don’t Blame Me, I’m From Massachusetts.”

Tucked away in old barns and auto graveyards are reminders of what the 1973-74 Watergate scandal felt like here in Massachusetts, where voters chose Democratic candidate George McGovern over Republican Richard Nixon in the 1972 presidential campaign: vindication, spelled out on now-fading bumper stickers.

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